Maidenwell Astronomical ObservatoryWelcome and thanks for dropping by....

Located in Maidenwell 30kms east of the Bunya Mountain National Park and 30 kms south of Nanango, lies Queensland's largest, self-funded astro-tourism business, that was purposely set up by a full time astronomer 10 years ago, to give a show and tell of the night skies,using powerful large telescopes.

Once the roof is rolled back over the 45-seat Observation Deck (shown in the photo above) and our visitor is seated comfortably on the upholstered padded bench seats, the stargazing session begins of observing the Moon, Planets and Infinite Space, where time and distance can only be measured by the limit of one's imagination and understanding......
The minimium number for a night show is 4 adults and we don't do any night shows under close to, on and after a Full Moon. See our Show Dates for best times to visit.
For night show bookings please ph. (07) 4164  6194
Night shows begin 7pm - March 1 to Sept.30 and 7.30pm - Oct. 1 to Feb. 28.
Night shows not suitable for children under 5 years
We're on the move!!!
The Observatory will be closing its doors towards the end of January 2015 so the
buildings and telescopes, can be safely moved by road transport, to Geoff Raph Drive - opposite the Kingaory and District Vintage Machinery display, at the Kingaroy Airport - just a 5 minute drive from the town's CBD...
Kingaroy has lots of Motels, Hotels and Eatrey outlets which will allow us to package through them, a 'Meal, Bed and Attraction' package.
Once we're back up and running hopefully before Easter (Total Lunar Eclispe on Easter Saturday - April 4) our opening will be announced in the Media - Press, Radio and TV and we'll have a whole new program and lots of surprises for our visitors too, so look at ur Show Dates and aim for a date in April onwards.
 James Barclay- principal AstronomerMaidenwell Astronomical Observatory signStargazing
Principal astronomer James Barclay with over 60 years experience in Astronomy, is pictured with one of the three Meade LX200 14" GPS F10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, that shows exquisite detail of the Moon, Planets and Stars. The white kitchen steps is what you lean on to while looking into the eyepiece. Each telescope can be raised or lowered to suit your height.

We can supply any Skywatcher telescopes and or mount below the prices seen elsewhere. Phone, email or visit our online shop for your price!.


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